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The Rhode Island Historical Society has the largest collection of cemetery records for the state. The Society has the Bates, Briggs, and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collections that contain inscriptions from Rhode Island cemeteries. These collections are also at the Family History Library. They are described in [[Rhode Island Genealogy|Rhode Island Genealogy]].
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode_Island_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''
  
Other important collections and indexes available at the Rhode Island Historical Society and on microfilm at the Family History Library include:
 
  
*Charles P. Benns and Martha A. Benns, ''Rhode Island Cemetery Records, 1931-1941'', Six Volumes (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=299447&disp=Rhode+Island+Cemetery+Records%2C+1931%2D%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 022424]) and index (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=022392 film 022392]).
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=== Online  ===
*Henry E. Turner, ''Cemetery Records of Rhode Island'' (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=300795&disp=Cemetery+records+of+Rhode+Island%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 022421]).
 
*Clarence I. Brown, ''Rhode Island Cemetery and Genealogical Records ''(Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=299480&disp=Rhode+Island+cemetery+%26+genealogical+r%20%20&columns=*,0,0 films 022473-74]).
 
*Nellie Brownell Potter, ''Rhode Island Burial Grounds'' (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=022392 film 022392 items 2-4]).
 
*Frank T. Calef, [''Cemetery Records''] (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=313614&disp=Rehoboth+cemetery+records+%5BMassachuset%20%20&columns=*,0,0 films 022366 item 15]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=022368 022368]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=301666&disp=Providence%2C+R%2EI%2E+north+burial+grou%20%20&columns=*,0,0 022388-89]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=30064&disp=Lincoln+R%2EI%2E+cemeteries%20%20&columns=*,0,0 022396 item 2]).
 
*James Newell Arnold, ''Transcripts of Cemetery Records from Coventry, Cranston, Johnston, Lincoln, Scituate, and Warwick'', 25 Volumes (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=132055&disp=Coventry+R%2EI%2E+headstone+inscriptions%20%20&columns=*,0,0 films 022370-82]).
 
  
About 50 additional volumes of transcripts by James Newell Arnold are at the Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907. The towns are listed in ''Rhode Island Roots, 3'' (June 1982): 22 (see [[Rhode Island Periodicals|Rhode Island Periodicals]]). The Family History Library does not have copies of these volumes.  
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The following have significant cemetery listings for Rhode Island State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
  
Additional cemetery records have also been published in the Rhode Island Genealogical Register and in early issues of Rhode Island History (see [[Rhode Island Periodicals|Rhode Island Periodicals]]).  
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
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**This site frequently has tombstone images.
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cs& List of cemeteries] in their database.
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***1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click '''Search.''' (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)  
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****Tip: To switch to a different county, click '''Cemetery Lookup''' under '''''Actions''''' at the left.
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***When you have a list, click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
  
A guide to cemetery records is David W. Dumas, ''Rhode Island Grave Records: A Bibliography, Rhode Island Roots, 3'' (Winter 1977): 2-7 (see [[Rhode Island Periodicals|Rhode Island Periodicals]]).
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=websearch-4108&so=2&pcat=BMD_DEATH&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn=Robert&gsln=Jenckes&msypn__ftp=CT ''Web: Rhode Island, Find A Grave Index, 1663-2013 Free''] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
Internet link: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/#Cemeteries<br><br>
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{{Tip| Remember:<br>
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# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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# [[Rhode Island Cemeteries#Value of Cemetery Records|Symbols and abbreviations]] may lead you to other records.
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# Weathering and damage to tombstones make [[Rhode Island Cemeteries#Published Transcriptions|early published transcriptions]] priceless.}} <br>  
  
[[Category:Rhode_Island]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/Cemetery2/cemindex.html Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/rhodeisland/rho-isl.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Rhode Island]
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**List of cemeteries by county.
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**Typed lists of tombstone information.
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/rhodeisland/ Online Rhode Island Death Records and Indexes] at DeathIndexes.com
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**Various links.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/RI/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/#Cemeteries Rootsweb - Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.rhodeisland-genealogy.com/Rhode-Island-Cemetery-Records.cfm Rhode Island Cemetery Records] Cemetery inscriptions online organized by county and city.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Rhode+Island&county=0 BillionGraves Name Search]. Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click '''Search'''
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**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Rhode+Island&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery&start=0&limit=100 Lists of cemeteries], "Filter by county" to see the list of cemeteries in their database.
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*[http://interment.net/us/ri/index.htm Interment cemetery]
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**Lists of cemeteries in the counties.
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**Typed lists of tombstone information.
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=== Published Transcriptions  ===
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*The Rhode Island Historical Society has the largest collection of cemetery records for the state. The Society has the Bates, Briggs, and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collections that contain inscriptions from Rhode Island cemeteries. These collections are also at the Family History Library. They are described in [[Rhode Island Genealogy|Rhode Island Genealogy]].
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*Other important collections and indexes available at the Rhode Island Historical Society and on microfilm at the Family History Library include:
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*Charles P. Benns and Martha A. Benns, ''Rhode Island Cemetery Records, 1931-1941'', Six Volumes {{FHL|299447|item|disp=FHL film 22424}} and index {{FHL|303321|item|disp=FHL film 022392 item 1.}}
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*Henry E. Turner, ''Cemetery Records of Rhode Island'' {{FHL|300795|item|disp=FHL film 22421}}
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*Clarence I. Brown, ''Rhode Island Cemetery and Genealogical Records ''{{FHL|299480|item|disp=FHL films 22473–22474}}
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*Nellie Brownell Potter, ''Rhode Island Burial Grounds'' {{FHL|301670|item|disp=FHL film 22392 items 2–4}}
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*Frank T. Calef, ''Cemetery Records'' {{FHL|313614|item|disp=FHL film 022366 item 15}}; {{FHL|26159|item|disp=FHL film 022368 item 3}}; {{FHL|26210|item|disp=FHL film 022368 item 2}}; {{FHL|26230|item|disp=FHL film 022368 item 1}}; {{FHL|301666|item|disp=FHL film 022388-89}}; {{FHL|30064|item|disp=022396 item 2.}}
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*James Newell Arnold, ''Transcripts of Cemetery Records from Coventry, Cranston, Johnston, Lincoln, Scituate, and Warwick'', 25 Volumes {{FHL|132055|item|disp=films 022370-82.}}
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*To locate additional cemetery records for Rhode Island available at the Family History Library use the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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RHODE ISLAND - CEMETERIES
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RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
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RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY],[TOWN] - CEMETERIES
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*About 50 additional volumes of transcripts by James Newell Arnold are at the Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907. The towns are listed in ''Rhode Island Roots, 3'' (June 1982): 22 (see [[Rhode Island Periodicals|Rhode Island Periodicals]]). The Family History Library does not have copies of these volumes.
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*Additional cemetery records have also been published in the Rhode Island Genealogical Register and in early issues of Rhode Island History (see [[Rhode Island Periodicals|Rhode Island Periodicals]]).
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*A guide to cemetery records is David W. Dumas, ''Rhode Island Grave Records: A Bibliography, Rhode Island Roots, 3'' (Winter 1977): 2-7 (see [[Rhode Island Periodicals|Rhode Island Periodicals]]).
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===  Reference  ===
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{{reflist}} <br>
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[[Category:Rhode_Island|Cemeteries]] [[Category:United_States_Cemeteries]]

Revision as of 21:15, 16 June 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow.png Cemeteries


Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Rhode Island State:
  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries in their database.
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

  • Interment cemetery
    • Lists of cemeteries in the counties.
    • Typed lists of tombstone information.

Published Transcriptions

  • The Rhode Island Historical Society has the largest collection of cemetery records for the state. The Society has the Bates, Briggs, and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collections that contain inscriptions from Rhode Island cemeteries. These collections are also at the Family History Library. They are described in Rhode Island Genealogy.
  • Other important collections and indexes available at the Rhode Island Historical Society and on microfilm at the Family History Library include:
  • To locate additional cemetery records for Rhode Island available at the Family History Library use the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

RHODE ISLAND - CEMETERIES

RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY],[TOWN] - CEMETERIES

  • About 50 additional volumes of transcripts by James Newell Arnold are at the Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907. The towns are listed in Rhode Island Roots, 3 (June 1982): 22 (see Rhode Island Periodicals). The Family History Library does not have copies of these volumes.
  • Additional cemetery records have also been published in the Rhode Island Genealogical Register and in early issues of Rhode Island History (see Rhode Island Periodicals).
  • A guide to cemetery records is David W. Dumas, Rhode Island Grave Records: A Bibliography, Rhode Island Roots, 3 (Winter 1977): 2-7 (see Rhode Island Periodicals).

Reference

  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.